Hilton has announced an agreement with Societe Marhaba Beach to open Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort.
The upper upscale Hilton Hotels & Resorts property will offer beach-side vistas across the Gulf of Hammamet, as part of the new Palm Lake Monastir residential and commercial development and within close proximity to the historic towns of Monastir and Sousse.
“As travelers plan their vacations and dream of new destinations to visit, we see great potential to expand our portfolio in resort locations across North Africa,” says Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East and Africa for Hilton. “
Tunisia has a rich tradition of tourism and hospitality and we are delighted to be partnering with owner, Societe Marhaba Beach, to bring Hilton to the beautiful resort of Skanes as we grow our portfolio in locations across the country.”
Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort will have 332 stylish rooms and suites, offering uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean and will be set within landscaped gardens with access to the resort’s private beach.
Hilton is currently developing two further properties in Tunisia as part of its Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton brands in the capital city, Tunis.
Hichem Driss, owner of Societe Marhaba Beach, said “We are delighted to form a partnership with Hilton to open a premier resort – part of the Palm Lake Monastir development – a new investment in Skanes that will feature retail, entertainment and residential.
We are proud to bring Hilton’s renowned hospitality to the Tunisian coast, which will further enhance the tourism offering and international appeal of the destination.”
Facilities will include eight F&B venues, including a food truck, two swimming pools, a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, tennis courts and kid’s club.
Earlier in the year, Hilton unveiled plans for another resort in North Africa, namely the Conrad Rabat Arzana.
Slated for a 2021 opening, the waterfront resort will offer views of the Atlantic Coast, adding to the new Arzana development.